Printed, Flexible, Hybrid, & InMold Elec...
10 March | Fiat | Materials Meets Electronics A New Paradigm For Automotive Components (Teaser)
Presenter: Nello Li Pira, Head of Materials Labs | This work discusses one of the main future challenge in automotive materials addressing the integration of embedded electronic functionalities and sustainability. The cars of the future will have an elegant and ergonomic design with embedded sensors, touch surfaces and biomimetic multi-coloured components. E-mobility and autonomous driving are becoming fundamental demands in vehicles but at the same time, they have to merge with sustainability introducing biomaterials and strengthening the circular economy. This implies a continuous development of current products with increase of electronics contents meeting in parallel the main issues of economy of the future: limiting the presence of hazardous chemicals, increase uptake of recycled materials and developing bio-based plastics.
11 March | Swarovski | Reinventing The Wheel Printing (R)Evolution For A Luxury Brand (Teaser)
Presenter: Rafael Michalczuk, Senior Technology & Funding Manager | Swarovski is innovating since decades in the additive manufacturing domain and printing technologies form an important puzzle piece in the manufacturing processes. But is it now time to reinvent Gutenberg´s invention? As proof-of-concept Swarovski will showcase in the talk different innovations – ranging from additive manufacturing in jewelry, 3D glass printing to 2D/3D printed electronics applications and nano-imprint lithography in various application areas for the luxury brand.
10 March | GE Research | Flexible Hybrid Electronics Applications For The Industrial World (Teaser)
Presenter: Nancy Stoffel, Platform Leader for FHE | This presentation overviews GE’s vision of the digital industrial challenges in manufacturing. It does this in the context of opportunities for sensors, and communication elements made using flexible hybrid electronics, for smart manufacturing, structural health monitoring, and for improved worker safety and productivity.
10 March | Jones Healthcare | Improving Medication Adherence With Packaging (Teaser)
Presenter: James Lee, Director | This talk will discuss how an intelligent package using printed electronics can be used to improve medication adherence with patients. Those outside of the medical field are unaware of the impacts of low medication adherence, James will define medication adherence and studies performed by Jones to improve adherence among patients.
11 March | Neotech AMT | Scalable 3D Printed Electronics - From “Fully Additive” To High Volume (Teaser)
Presenter: Martin Hedges, Managing Director | This presentation will review the state-of-the-art related to the production of 3D mechatronic systems using Additive Manufacturing (AM) and review developments for scaling the processes through all stages, from one off prototyping to high volume manufacture. A reconfigurable array of structural and electronics printing, pre- and post processing techniques are combined with SMD technologies to enable digitally driven 3D electronics manufacturing. The resultant flexible process chains can be easily reconfigured to cope with rapid changes in product type whilst retaining the ability to be scaled through to high volume manufacture. Selection of the most appropriate print, pre- and post-processing methods with the subsequent effect on process speed and cost will be discussed. A brief review of current applications, spanning 3D electronic circuits, antenna, sensor and heater patterns will be conducted along with an update on the progression to First Time Right manufacture of complex devices.